Once Upon a Time in New Jersey is a musical comedy about true love, deception, and mistaken identity, set in 1950s Hoboken, when dreams could possibly come true. Vinnie LoBianco has worked in his mom's deli all his life...but he didn't think he was a hero. He's in love with his co-worker Angie, but she's in love with Vinnie's stud cousin Rocco. When Rocco's decadent ways make him the target of hitman Ed Vendetta, he convinces Vinnie to impersonate him. Confusion and mayhem ensue.